I made this last night and I think it turned out great. There are some changes, however, that I made.
First,I would saute the celery by itself for about 4 minutes before adding any other vegetables to the pot(this would ensure that it wouldn't be still crunchy at the end of simmering). I would not add the bacon; cut the 1/4 tsp of white pepper to 1/8th tsp; instead of 5 drops of hot sauce, only add 3, and before simmering for 20 minutes, add 1 1/4 cup of hot water, to make it more of a soup/chowder consistency. Without adding the water, it would have been way to thick and chuncky for me.
Overall, my whole family was impressed. Thank you Allana for a nice recipe.
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I made this last night and I think it turned out great. There are some changes, however, that...